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This post was edited by incarnationabc at 2014-10-20 10:59|
Dear English Expert Ratfink,
With all due respect, did you read the words as I cited from the source you provided? Where does it claim sino is solely orignated from French, and deny the other possible origins.
Origin of SINO-
French,from Late Latin Sinae, plural, Chinese, from Greek Sinai, probably of Indo-Aryan origin; akin to Sanskrit Cīnā, plural, Chinese
Second, I'm afraid you haven't answered the other two questions of mine about it to you.
Third, on the basis of knowledge of the other people, sino would be orginated from Sanskrit in the Buddhist scritures tracked back to as ealier as the 8th century... In Sanskrit, it was pronouce as cina. Thereof it would more be likely sino was coined by Indians instead of Europeans according to my educated guess. French and Greek, etc other European lanuages might borrow it from Sanskrit-one of the languages of India which is a neighbor of China.
Finally, may I offer my unflattering suggestion - please don't show off your thousands Australian Dollars of books here? The taste would not be really tasty as you try to impress us. Her Majesty of the UK might own millions and millions pound worth of books, but are we sure she read them all and understand? The knowledge of a person cannot be valued by money.
My two Chinese cents!